CIPCOH Continuing Professional Education Series

The Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health's quarterly webinar series brings together global leaders across different professions and backgrounds to discuss why integration of primary care and oral health addresses gaps and inequities in our health care system. We invite you to join us live and on-demand. The webinars are offered free of charge without CE credits.

Interprofessional Education: The Devil is in the Details

The Devil is in the Details on YouTube

It’s been a decade since the first interprofessional education collaborative competencies were introduced to health professions education. Since then, educators, students, and patients have experienced great victories in interprofessional education (IPE) and practice. However, despite the best of intentions, IPE has not been realized as envisioned. Why is it so hard to translate intent into action? As they say, “the devil is in the details.” Over the years, the Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH) has studied the facilitators and barriers to the bilateral integration of primary care and oral health in health professions education. In the third webinar of a four-part CIPCOH series, we will explore challenges faced and overcome in IPE in the context of CIPCOH’s research findings. 

Meet the Panel

Monty MacNeil, DDS, M.Dent.Sc.
Professor of Dental Medicine & Dean Emeritus
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine 

Alycia Markowski, PT, DPT, MPhyS, FAAOMPT, OCS 
Clinical Professor 
Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Science, Faculty 
Northeastern University, Bouvé College of Health Sciences 

Robin Ann Harvan, EdD, EdM, FNAP, FIAMSE, FACE  
Professor & Director of Health Sciences Programs  
Chair, Boston Interprofessional Education Leadership Group  
School of Arts and Sciences  
Department of Humanities, Behavioral & Social Sciences 
MCPHS University

Tien Jiang, DMD, MEd (Moderator)
Investigator, Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health
Instructor, Harvard School of Dental Medicine 

Stepping Out of Our "Lanes" and Reimagining Interprofessional Education

COVID-19 has amplified the social, economic, and health inequities in the U.S. that were already present prior to the global pandemic. As a result, gaps in our health care system are further widened, and individuals and communities are suffering. Traditionally, training health care providers consisted of anatomy, chemistry, biology and other life sciences to build the foundation for providing health care. More recently, training health care providers necessitates a person-centered, population health approach. Social determinants of health are critical to better patient health, and it is the responsibility of all health care workers to work interprofessionally on integrated clinical care. We must think “out of the box” and step out of our “lanes” in order to meet our patients’ needs. 

Meet the Panel

Candice Chen, MD, MPH
Chair, Beyond Flexner Alliance Board of Directors
Associate Professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health George Washington University 

Cherae Farmer-Dixon, DDS, MSPH, FACD
Dean and Professor
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry 

Stephen D. Persell, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Director, Center for Primary Care Innovation, Institute for Public Health and Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Medical Director of Quality, Northwestern Medical Group, Northwestern Medicine 

Tien Jiang, DMD, MEd (Moderator)
Co-Investigator, Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health
Instructor, Harvard School of Dental Medicine 

Mental Health and COVID 19: Integrated Health Care Solutions

 Integrated Health Care Solutions on YouTube

"Mental Health and COVID-19: Integrated Health Care Solutions," is the second in a four-part series of webinars put on by the Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health, and features Drs. Heather Klusaritz, Huong Le, Philip Wang, and Tien Jiang. Referred to as the “second wave of COVID-19", the current mental health crisis is overwhelming individuals, communities, and health care systems. While we have not yet moved beyond the upheaval caused by the global pandemic, we need to act quickly and proactively to address the mental health burden that will continue long past the infection. Early data is showing a rise in symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as reports of domestic violence and abuse. While everyone has felt the emotional toll of COVID-19, those who are already disproportionately impacted by social, health, and economic factors are bearing the weight of this mental health crisis. Integrated health systems can close care gaps and deliver mental health services in settings such as primary care and dental clinics. Today’s trainees must be prepared to properly screen and refer patients who are undoubtedly suffering during these unprecedented times.

Meet the Panel

Heather Klusaritz, PhD, MSW
Director of Community Health Services, Penn Medicine Center for Health
Equity Advancement
Director of Community Engagement for the Center for Public Health
Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director of the Center for Community and Population Health
in the Department of Family Medicine and Faculty in the Masters of
Public Health Program, Perelman School of Medicine, University of

Huong Le, DDS, MA
Chief Dental Officer, Asian Health Services

Philip Wang, MD, DrPH
Chair and Chief of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance

Tien Jiang, DMD, MEd (Moderator)
Co-Investigator, Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health
Instructor, Harvard School of Dental Medicine